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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Great line of the day 

From Sun Media parliamentary bureau chief David Akin, on Facebook, as quoted in a Sandy Garossino tweet

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Great line of the day 

From the Mound of Sound, writing about the Duffy trial revelations: The Disaffected Lib: Now It Makes Sense. It Was Magic.:
Claiming Novak didn't open an email is about as convincing as telling the teacher the dog ate your homework.

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Well, I have to admit the Argos did get one right 



Actually, I argue that the #Riders won the game, we just lost the officials!

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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Debate prep for the rest of us 

Excellent column from Greg Fingas on what to watch for in this debate:
the overarching theme should be one of judgment under pressure.... only the debates tell us how a leader relates and responds to competing parties and philosophies in the heat of the moment.
He also ways to watch for:
each leader’s willingness to respond directly to questions and challenges, even when they don’t fit neatly into a party’s existing talking points... (and) a leader’s ability to defend policies at more than a surface level ... watch especially for any willingness (or refusal) to acknowledge when an opposing leader makes a point worthy of consideration.
Chantal Herbert discusses the importance of the debate for Trudeau:
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has the most to win from the exercise. It is his best chance to shore up his battered credentials as a serious contender for the job of prime minister.
In the reverse, an underwhelming Trudeau performance could relegate his party to the sidelines of the main battle once and for all, and take a heavy toll on the morale of his troops.
And some great tweets to share:



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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The Harper Con tradition to bribe us with our own money 

Quel suprise! The Harper Cons have announced another tax credit, this time for home renovations:

The tax credit would apply to renovation costs between $1,000 and $5,000, allowing a taxpayer to get back up to $750 a year.
“The home renovation tax credit helps every homeowner regardless of income,” said Harper
Yeah sure, except that people making lower salaries don't usually have even a thousand dollars to spend upgrading their houses, and don't benefit much from the plethora of Harper Con tax credits anyway.
But bribing us with our own money is a Harper Con tradition.





Hat Tip to Politics and its Discontents for this great cartoon.

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Monday, August 03, 2015

Effective advertising, eh? 

Well, those annoying Harper Con ads we've been seeing all summer appear to have convinced Canadians that Trudeau "is not ready" to be Prime Minister.
But they haven't made The Kitten Whisperer any more endearing.
So who is left standing?
Yes, you've got it:  NDP surges past Conservatives, Liberals in latest poll | Toronto Star:

Tom Mulcair and his wife Catherine Pinhas arrive at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., for his campaign launch Sunday. A poll taken during the day shows his New Democrats have surged ahead of other parties in voter support.

And it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.
A guy who did NOT vote for Bill C51.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Shut up, Jake, its election-time! 

Everybody is talking about the Harper Cons fiscal advantage if he calls a mid-October election this weekend.

I have another question about such an early election call: what information will Canadians NOT be hearing about during the next eleven weeks?
Does Stats Canada still get to release or update unemployment rates during an election campaign? What about government economic forecasts and updates? Both would, I think, prove that Canada is in a recession. And what about other types of information -- in 2008, DND restricted interviews with the military during the election campaign.
Not forgetting, of course, the League of Extraordinary Canadians has already been silenced, along with federal scientists and any other reality-based federal employees.

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